IP Word of the Day

Word of 25th October 2021

industrial design

An industrial design constitutes the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. A design may consist of three-dimensional features, such as the shape or surface of an article, or of two-dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or color.

Word of 22 October 2021


AI is for artificial intelligence. Now that it is used in the process of creation of copyright works, including music and artwork, the discussions on how this will affect the copyright legislation are a priority.

Word of 21st October 2021

Digital Single Market

The concept behind the Digital Single Market is to ensure better access for consumers and business to online goods and services across Europe.

Word of 19th October 2021


Perpetual copyright can refer to a copyright without a finite term, or to a copyright whose finite term is perpetually extended. Perpetual copyright is highly uncommon, as the current laws of all countries with copyright statutes set a standard limits on the duration. Special legislation is required for granting a perpetual copyright to a specific work. In many countries, moral rights, which may be covered under the copyright law, can last perpetually.

Word of 18th October 2021


A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. Generally speaking, a patent provides the patent owner with the right to decide how - or whether - the invention can be used by others. In exchange for this right, the patent owner makes technical information about the invention publicly available in the published patent document.

Word of 15th October 2021


Copyright (or author's right) is a legal term used to describe the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works. Works covered by copyright range from books, music, paintings, sculpture, photos, and films, to computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps, and technical drawings.

Word of 12th October 2021


The World Intellectual Property Organization is an international organization promoting the protection of the intellectual property worldwide.